Posted By: Mark Kirkwood
- verified customerI had been using thin gyutos for slicing, but this guy is so much better! Also the two sided edge means the knife is more versatile than one sided equivalents.
The only nit is that the OOB edge sharpness was very poor - ripping rather than slicing hanging paper! However the heat treatment is excellent, so after about an hour or so (2 sessions), on 1000, 6000 and 8000 grit stones I am very happy with the edge (no more ripping). So putting it to work after the sharpening - magic!. If you don't have much sharpening kit I'd recommend adding the CKTG shaprening when you order this knife.
The fit and finish is pretty good - however this is a deliberately rustic style,
so the spine is a bit rough and there are imperfections in the blacksmith finis
h plus the handle install is...err...basic (needs some resin or glue to seal around drill holes). However you are getting a great blade for the money...it is all about the blade :-)
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